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The Minnesota Gophers took the number one spot across the board after defeating Boston College on Sunday in a convincing skirmish.  Both RPI and St. Cloud State found their way into our top 10, kicking New Hampshire and Yale out.

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Nate Wells


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1. Minnesota  5-0-1 (50)

The Gophers started off the weekend tying 3-3 against Boston College in one of the more entertaining regular season games. Don Lucia's team finished it with a 6-1 win which saw six different Minnesota players score for the third time this season. It's that depth clicking early and solid goaltending from Adam Wilcox which makes them the top team at 5-0-1. Minnesota is off next weekend before continuing its tough non-conference schedule with another top-10 team at Notre Dame.

- Nate Wells

2. Providence  4-0-1 (38)

The Friars took three of four points from Miami over the weekend, and now can lay claim to being 3-0-1 against two teams who were preseason favorites in their respective conferences to start the season. Nate Leaman's squad will face an angry Boston University in a home-and-home this weekend.

- Jeff Cox

3. Michigan  4-1-1 (34)

Michigan defeated Boston University 2-1 on Friday before the Wolverines lost its first game of the season the next night to UMass-Lowell by the same score. All three goals this weekend were scored by underclassmen; including sophomore Alex Guptill going five-hole on a penalty shot Friday. Michigan hosts Michigan Tech next weekend.

- Nate Wells

4. Notre Dame  3-2-0 (33)

Jeff Jackson was able to add another game the Fighting Irish's best under him on Friday night, but fell to Minnesota Duluth in a 4-1 battle the following night.  Notre Dame seems to have all the tools they need in order to win games, but the decision to not start senior Steven Summerhays combined with the Bulldogs' fast start didn't work in Jackson's favor.

- Matt Christians

5. Boston College  2-2-1 (30)

The Eagles can take solace in that the 6-1 loss to Minnesota was closer than the score indicated. Brian Billett gave up four first period goals on 10 shots, but it was the quality of the chances that made the difference. Boston College faces Northeastern next weekend in a home-and-home Hockey East showdown.

- Nate Wells

Jerry York's club was outclassed by Minnesota at Mariucci Arena. Despite the setback, the Eagles still have too much talent to not be in the national spotlight all season. BC takes on upstart Northeastern this weekend in a home-and-home series.

-  Jeff Cox

6. North Dakota  2-1-1 (27)

North Dakota battled the US U-18 Team this weekend, beating them by a score of 4-1.  Drake Caggiula, a sophomore forward for North Dakota, was carried off the ice on a stretcher when he fell head-first onto the ice.  Caggiula was rushed to the hospital, but released after passing tests.  North Dakota will host St. Cloud State this weekend.

- Matt Christians

7. Miami  3-2-1 (25)

The Redhawks played a lot of hockey this past weekend, falling 2-3 on Friday and tying 4-4 to Providence, both which were games that went into overtime.  This week, they'll host a non-conference series with Canisius.

- Matt Christians

8. Quinnipiac  6-1-0 (14)

After losing the first game of the season to Alaska-Anchorage, the Bobcats have won six straight games. Freshman Sam Anas has six goals to pace the QU offense while Michael Garteig has been adequate in replacing the big shoes of departed Hobey Baker finalist Eric Hartzell.

- Jeff Cox

9. St. Cloud State  3-0-1 (13)

St. Cloud State traveled to Colgate this passed weekend and came home without a loss.  Defeating the Raiders 4-2 on Friday and 4-3 on Saturday allowed the Huskies a solid chance to prove they still have the ability to win in tough situations.  Next week doesn't get easier for St. Cloud, as they travel to North Dakota for series at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

- Matt Christians

10. Rensselaer  4-1-0 (5)

The Engineers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead against UNH, and held on for the victory. Junior Ryan Haggerty now has eight goals on the season. Backup goaltender Scott Diebold is 3-0 with a .944 save percentage since filling in for last year's ECAC Rookie of the Year Jason Kasdorf who's out with an injury.

- Jeff Cox

Friendship Awards

Lake Superior (5 points), Brown (1 points)

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